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is crucial to how al qaeda is evolving and the way it is using local insurgencies. before i went to yemen, some colleagues encouraged me to look at the drone issue, as well. not just a question of how al qaeda interfaces with indigenous tribes. there were two arguments. the human rights committee was making the arguments that drone strikes are the approximate cost of al qaeda's effort in yemen. there are numbers to back that. the operational capacity since 2009. on the national security side, i had colleges said, let's figure out if our drone strikes are helping us to deal with a terrorist challenge. when i got to yemen, i interviewed for the tribal and religious leaders. i found both of these narratives we had in washington, that the drone strikes helping us set up in yemen and they are causing the growth of al qaeda in yemen had no relation to what is happening on the ground. what i did find is that al qaeda's recruiting is not driven by a u.s. drone strikes. not ideology or religion. it is driven by desperation. yemen's live in $60 economies. in a region that is cut off from the rest o
government, but hesitated to make decisions and were forced to rely upon local and tribal militias of varying degrees of loyalty. in late spring, the police were allowed to return to work to help with traffic, but were limited to that only. fighting between militias was common. militias separated -- they appeared to be disintegrating into freelance criminal operations. targeted attacks against westerners were increasing. in june, the ambassador received a threat on facebook with a public announcement he would like to run around the embassy compound in tripoli. when i arrived in february, three teams were on the ground. ambassador katz was forced -- lost one of his teams. the ambassador struggled with renewing the sst beyond april 5. that is ambassador stevens. the second msd team was withdrawn after the departure of critz. restricted from performing security work only and limited only to train local guard force members in july. the remaining msd was withdrawn at the same time the sst was terminated. the security in benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle throughout my time there. the
the deficit, he said he could make the math work by eliminating local public funding for pbs. by the way, this is not new. this is what he has been saying every time he is asked a question. we can cut out pbs. for all you moms and kids out there, do not worry. somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. who knew that he was driving our deficit? we are going after that. he has decided we are going after big bird. elmo is making a run for the border. the governor romney once wall street who run wild, but he is going -- if governor romney wants wall street to run wild, but he is going to bring down the hammer on "sesame street." we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. we cannot afford to roll back regulations on banks and insurance companies. we cannot got our investments on education, clean energy, research, technology. that is not a plan to grow the economy. that is not change. we have been there. we have tried that. we are not going back. we are moving forward. that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [applause] look -- we have
? >> no, sir. we had been training local libyans -- >> i just want to know did you not say if that was presented to you, you would not accept it? >> he was -- >> did you or did you not say? >> yes, sir, i said that personally i would not support it. >> why is that? you knew about all these other attacks that had taken place. >> we had been training local libyans and arming them for almost a year. >> let me disrupt, the local libyan militia that was there knew there was going to be an attack on that compound so many of them left. they didn't want to be involved in the attack. so i don't understand why you would say that out of hand that you don't think those 16 troops should be there. >> sir with due respect they were in tripoli, not in benghazi and it would not have made any difference in benghazi. >> mr. nordstrom, do you care to comment on this? >> beginning in about january, february time frame, i had a number of conversations with lamb, with the regional director and also the desk officer for libya itself. and a lot of those discussions were specific to determining what
local issues, but i believe that national organizations put so much emphasis on the top of the ticket they are ignoring vital state, gubernatorial, state, county commissioner, all those down-ballot races, and when you are talking about the military- industrial complex, those are district attorney's charging people, judge-citizens charging people, so speak to how you are educating your constituents to understand down-ballot races matter, and even more so, then the top of the ticket? >> it is also different states. if you complained about extremism in the republican party or the support by minorities of the democratic party, you self-gerrymander the country, counties, and districts. what is transpiring is you can make sure you -- but you are giving up on south carolina. that will not change blew any time soon. >> talking about mississippi, alabama, tennessee, arkansas, a louisiana, and those are considered red states. >> you have to make sure both parties are fighting and we are just not looking to the prism of race. the conservative base is responding to the two-party because those are
. in other words, the face of local security is more and more afghan. by mid-2013 next year, all parts of afghanistan was begun transition and afghan forces will be in the lead for a security nationwide. insurgent attacks reduced by nearly 10% last year and continued this year on a state downward path. -- steady downward path. this year we have seen their ability to strike in population centers significantly reduced. more and more they are being relegated to the less popular margins. meanwhile, over 5000 fighters have turned their back on the insurgency and reintegrate into society. reintegration is not yet a game changer, but it has the potential to become so as conditions for the insurgents get more difficult and as their motivation to get rid of foreigners from their country becomes less and less relevant. the afghan security forces are now over 1/3 of 1 million strong. their confidence and confidence is increasing noticeably all the time, in large part thanks to our advisory teams. they are now planning and leading their own well coordinated brigade-level operations. isaf is in a s
lose 35 jobs when it shuts down. you lose jobs let schools and at local government. that is the real cost of what his policies are bringing out by supporting bureaucrats in washington. one neighbor at a time, you've got two avenues to take. one is a government solution of believes government can bring you a job. and me, who believes we can revitalize and reenergize and renew the enthusiasm for montana if we can get government out of the way in our regulatory policy and in our industries. it is not just the businesses that will turn things around. it is those who will -- to work for those businesses who will help to create better opportunities for ourselves, our children, our businesses. i look people in the eye as i travel a run montana and i do not see statistics. we do not necessarily want to talk about the unemployment rate statewide. there are 56 counties with 56 cultures and histories and their own desire for their own future. and in liberty county and might be agriculture. in lincoln county might be timber. in eastern montana it might be oil and gas and coal. i want to get gove
not specify with projections. i can think of you we should get rid of, like reductions for state and local taxes. why should the rest of the country be supporting the high tax rates of california and new york? he also explained in the debate, this is a general proposal. we will argue about it, talk about it. i will take to the democrats and we will work out. even the tax policy center that claims this would be a $5 trillion tax cut for the rich has said, and men and then we were not talking all the deduction that could've been taken. we were just guessing. this is an opinion, not about what the result will be. republicans have a different opinion about the result. host: i want to open up the phone lines and invited to the conversation this morning. you can also send us a we will -- -- tweet. we will also put up our e-mail address. the new jobs numbers are out, so we want to have a chance to look at those and get her reaction to the political import of those. we should spend a few minutes on your book before we get to the calls. what is your thesis, what are you try to do with it? >> white
in people's hands, they spend them in the local economy, with businesses, that creates more demand, the businesses hire more people, and that helps the economy get going. in the short run, it is exactly the right thing to do, and i was disappointed when scott brown and republicans blocked it. in the long run, there is another answer. that is how we create jobs for the future, and i believe the answer is we have to invest in the future. we have to make this a great place to grow jobs. the way i see that is we make those investments in education, roads, bridges, in water, power, in research, in the things that give us all of the energy going forward so that this is a good place to build jobs. you're in a great state in massachusetts, because massachusetts is on the cutting edge of what we can do in new energy, in clean energy, and building innovation, and tech. we're doing it in biotech. we're making the new advances for the rest of the country, for the rest of the world. we can invest it in massachusetts, and we can build it in massachusetts. to do that, we need a good federal partn
governments. local governments lay down their budgets in january. as the economic advisor to the governor, you have to tell him what to do in his budget to portray what your state will do to deal with the problems of will come up. >> and do you do a lot of work in state and local governments? >> he raises a i think first eight budgets, i don't think it's whether you get a deal in january. i think it is are we going to have significant further cuts in discretionary spending, non- defense discretionary spending well below the budget control act, given one-third of that is to state and local governments. are we going to have big cost chefs in medicaid. those are the two biggest factors effecting state budget in terms of what the fed -- in terms of what the federal government does. it's hard to know the outcome until the deal unfolds. inon't know what the deal is that interim. i would tell the governor he should contact the state's congressional delegation and urged them and that we should not go below the budget control act caps and given what i view the extremely important medicaid expansion in
so in a way that marshall's our forces and provide real support for state and local law enforcement officers who have not been getting that kind of support due to the way which will bring down violence in this nation. it will help our youngsters to stay away from drugs. we will stop the avalanche of drugs pouring into the country. we will make it possible for our kids and families to grow up in safe and secure in decent neighborhoods. to go before we go on -->> before we go on, do you agree on -- >> absolutely not. it is the bipartisan bill that is now ended in the congress. and insurance companies support the other bill. they like it because it does not accomplish what i think really needs to be accomplished, give the decision back to the doctors and nurses and gives you the ability to go to the nearest emergency room without having to call an hmo before you called 911. it will let you see a specialist if you need to. it has strong bipartisan support. it is being blocked by the by republican -- by the bipartisan leadership in congress. i like to know whether the governor will suppo
maintaining racial diversity than those that have more local markets. what we depart from -- i think one conclusion is that it is important to recognize that we cannot underestimate the size of what we are doing now. they put up a slide about the fference between the s.a.t. gap on class and based on race, and i was surprised. when i saw that i went back and ran the numbers from what i have. it is much larger than this. the class gap is smaller. >> they looked at all the different factors. in a way, you are right. race does not determine the ability but it is an indirect proxy. you can get the race affect down to zero. that is true for socioeconomic status, too. they are also a proxy for underground reality. my point is that these are more comfortable in size. the the racial gap was this small, we would be using very small racial preferences. if you look at the charts in part 3, the results that are achieved after one moves to the reforms, that seems to move the bars up and down. there is a dramatic change, as we just mentioned. why is that? it is because of administrative inertia and sec
.4 billion between 2007 and 2011 impacting the process at the state, federal, and local level. there is a lot of money in politics but people did not talk about where most of the money is coming from, the labor unions. we have a spot to show. american crossroads is very active in the presidential election. this is a spot that we launched today in eight states, $12 million. pacs,>> this is what president obama's said the jobless rate would be if we passed the stimulus, 5.6%, but this is where the jobless rate actually is, 8.1%. the difference? about 3.7 million jobs. drove us $5ding trillion deeper into debt, and now we have fewer jobs than when he started. but obama promised -- what obama promised, compared to what he delivered. >> this holds the president account to a big promise that he made. remember talking about the stimulus. the president had a plan to fix it. $800 billion on all kinds of different things to fix the economy. they spent the money and the johnson not fall but we got that. we found from our research, when you talk about it in that terms, here is what the president sold to
right now facing a huge loss of jobs because of government cut backs at the state level and at the local level. their stories must be told and that's a major commit thament "ms." magazine has always made is through a feminist lens look at the problems of today and make sure that stories are told on behalf of those of us who are frequently left out in the main stream media. but that's been a commitment. there was a related question about medicare and medicaid. is this a woman's issue? >> we've talked a lot about young women here. obviously before the electorate and in discussions right now it's what's happening to medicare and medicaid. it is a woman's issue. and the woman's movement was largely behind the affordable care act. it is a cause no discrimination on the basis of sex. but on medicare it helps. there is no cuts to benefits, please no cuts to benefits under medicare under the affordable care act. in fact, there is increase in benefits for the elderly, not only for the donut hole but more importantly there is an increase for presentive care. the whole package, physical exams for t
, started as a secretary, ended up being the vice president of a local bank. and she ended up living alone by choice. and the reason she could be independent was because of social security and medicare. she had worked all her life, put in this money, and understood that there was a basic guarantee, a floor under which she could not go. and that's the perspective i bring when i think about what's called entitlements. you know, the name itself implies some sort of dependency on the part of these folks. these are folks who've worked hard, like my grandmother, and there are millions of people out there who are counting on this. so my approach is to say, how do we strengthen the system over the long term? and in medicare, what we did was we said, we are going to have to bring down the costs if we're going to do with our long-term deficits. but to do that, let's look where some of the money's going. $716 billion we were able to save her from the medicare program by no longer overpaying insurance companies, by making sure we weren't overpaying providers. and using that money, we were actually abl
are going to vote in? host: -- caller: i am working locally this time, so i can actually get to the polls. i have seen some things that really disturbs me. obama has kept no promises. when obama first got into office democrats have control. romney in his state sure that he could work with the democrats bipartisan. i'm hoping that is the case. the hearings about what happened here just a couple of weeks ago with our people overseas getting killed, they had asked for several times, for reinforcements and for protection. if they're intelligent people in the administration cannot get the information that people overseas need help, then the same intelligence people can't tell them there is a bomb being made overseas. the vice president said that they did not know they needed any help. colonel plaze said they had asked for it several times. host: c-span coverage that hearing yesterday and you can watch that online at c-span.org. the state of washington, has it got -- gone to all male -- in -- all mail-in voting? partially go to that? caller: yes, the ballots will be mailed to us and we can you dro
of a local television. it is almost an hour. >> good evening at and thank you for joining us. we are live from wfaa's studios in dallas. we want to welcome viewers across the state. the two u.s. senate candidates, republican ted cruz and democrat paul sadler, are debating for the first time before the november election. it is a race to decide who will represent texans in the u.s. senate. i hope that by the end of the night to have a better idea of who you want to vote for. we will follow your comments and commentary on twitter. just use the hashtag #belodebate. we will be able to follow along. look for additional information on twitter. we will have supplemental information on each candidate on where they stand on issues. this is a very different debate. we are throwing out the rules. candidates will face each other answering tough questions. moderating tonight is wfaa's senior political reporter, brad watson. joining him is political reporter gromer jeffers. let's turn to dan. >> thank you very much. good evening. >> good to be with you. >> thank you for being with us tonight. >> should
interest deduction, the charitable deduction, the state and local property tax deduction. realized that as much as we want to make the code more efficient, these provisions were two essential to middle-class households. we have to abide by the same principle today. if we seek to protect the expenditures that are most essential to the middle-class, we still hope to reduce the deficit and we will need to find alternative revenue sources. this leads to the second principle of this new model for tax reform -- the tax rate for the highest earners should probably return to clinton-era levels and stay somewhere around there. this will come as heresy to some of those on the other side who not only wish to extend the current rate in the upcoming lame duck session but also about to cut rates even further in tax reform. these folks believe cutting the top rate as low as 25% is a necessary ingredient to spur an economic recovery. a congressional research service analysis released last month suggests otherwise. they are impartial and in a survey, the last 65 years of fiscal policy in america, t
-private partnerships. it has had bipartisan support, but we need build america bonds, which allows state and local government to issue at discounted rates for important infrastructure projects. [applause] >> jason plumber? >> i think that when there is a problem, in order to solve the problem you have to admit that there is a problem. bill, we are losing jobs. every town in this district has seen its unemployment rate go up. people do not find it humorous when you gloss over their struggles, they do not find it humorous when you will not admit -- when they will not admit that they are hurting. i am here to talk about policy. one of my number one goals in washington, one of the core functions of government, number one is national defence. no. 2, the infrastructure of this great nation. our access to roads and rail, access to river traffic. it puts products out in the global marketplace. that infrastructure is crumbling right now because southern illinois has long been neglected. we will not be representing sinclair or belleville, we need to represent all 12 counties of the district. someone who und
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